damp course

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Noun1.damp course - a course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building
row, course - (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks"
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What happens in properties is people get landscaping or paving laid over the existing ground, raising it above the dampproof course barrier, so just check your ground levels.
You will often be told that dampness in the base of the walls is rising dampness caused by a defective dampproof course or that there is no dampproof course.
It recommended improvements to cavity wall insulation and the dampproof course.
A Cut back any old mortar and get back to the sill brickwork, Lay a bed of mortar over the sill brick/ stonework, then lay a strip of dampproof course along the mortar.
It could be that your dampproof course - a horizontal barrier within the wall designed to stop moisture rising - has failed.
Groundwork up to the dampproof course was marked with a bricklaying ceremony by Birmingham City Councillor Len Clark, who is a trustee.